Belle French is aware that she's stuck in a rut. Why else would she have a recurring, vivid dream about a garden if the universe wasn't trying to tell her she needed a change?
A recent threat to Storybrooke's long peace had been thwarted at a high personal cost to Rumpelstiltskin, and Belle is conflicted about the part she played in it. In fact she's conflicted about the part she's played in the last decade, when she chose to live apart from her husband and co-parent their son. Rumpelstiltskin has inner conflict of his own, but things take a turn towards tragic before either can find the answers they need.